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Westfield-Southcenter workers get career development boost from prestigious National Fund grant

SkillUp Washington uses grant funds to launch new industry partnership with Port Jobs, expand economic opportunities for local retail workers. SEATTLE, WA (October 10, 2017) – The National Fund announced this month a $300,000 grant, made possible through support from Walmart Giving, to SkillUp Washington, a workforce funder collaborative at the Seattle Foundation. The National…

Sector Skills Academy Summary Report

2017 SSA Final Report  The Greater Seattle Sector Academy helped Fellows grow and support sectorial workforce development strategies in the Central Puget Sound region. The model, originally designed by the Aspen Institute, creates a venue for different constituencies (community-based organizations, community colleges, workforce investment boards, government agencies, labor-management groups, etc.) to learn about and pool…

SkillUp Washington’s Healthcare Learning Consortium Executive Summary

Executive Summary -Organizations across the nation are looking for effective ways to support the job retention and career advancement of entry-level healthcare workers. In order to develop their own understanding of how different strategies can support the job retention and career advancement needs of healthcare workers with low basic skills, HCLC partners piloted the following four strategies…

SkillUp Washington’s Healthcare Learning Consortium Report

 Healthcare Learning Consortium-Full report -Entry-level health care jobs play a vital role in the lives of health care consumers, the health care workforce and economy.  These jobs offer fulfilling careers, and are gateways to next step careers for many.  There are numerous opportunities to partner between employers, educators and community-based organizations working to advance the skills…

Generation Work Young Adult Interviews

 SkillUp Washington was a awarded a one-year Generation Work planning grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  Generation Work is a multi-site, national initiative focused on connecting young adults, ages 18-29, to good jobs and career pathways. To initiate this practice and approach, during the 2016 planning year, thirty-two young adults were interviewed by SkillUp…

Sea-Tac Airport Company Survey

    In order to meet the diverse needs of airport employers, Port Jobs engages employers, posts jobs, facilitates hiring events, and provides job seekers and incumbent workers with assistance to pursue and advance in jobs. Ongoing surveys of employers ensure that the services provided at Airport Jobs are current and well-informed.